Full of lovely features this wonderful residence rambles across four floors and makes for a truly captivating home.
Drawing up to a grand Georgian house such as this is always an event filled with anticipation. It is a magnificent residence and within there is an elegance that is captivating. Former home of Rear Admiral Young and more recently of famed fashion designer Karen Millen, Gransden is in Wateringbury, a village which can trace its history back to the 10th century.
Tall windows hint at the lovely high ceilings you find as you enter a grand hallway that is a room in itself. The staircase rises up and in your mind’s eye you can imagine a painting of the rear admiral smiling down at you from the wall above. The sitting room is bathed in light every time we visit it seems and has a majesty that is slightly unexpected and delightfully surprising. All the front rooms seem to dance with natural light here.
This is a home you want to sweep gracefully through with thoughts of parties and guests laughing and chatting, the chink of crystal glasses and toasts raised. It is also somewhere that you can imagine laughing children galloping downstairs to breakfast, a hubbub of voices and activity and that is very much life for the current owners, with six children it is the perfect family home. The bedrooms are incredible, no one grumbles about the size of their room, each one individual, having a character of their own. Morning sun, country views, skylight window, which will you choose? For mum and dad that’s easy, the master bedroom is a show stopper with an en suite bathroom and dressing room.
There are nooks and crannies for hide and seek, cupboards to keep toys and clutter in, although how often do the children keep to that promise? The cellar is huge and can hide a multitude of items including the wine and occasionally children when games are in progress we imagine.
Our clients love this home and moving on is a wrench but the time has come to leave behind the countryside walks and barbecues in the garden. They'll make super memories in their next home, wonderful but never quite the same as the times they have shared with Gransden.
Now it's your turn to live life in this dramatic home, to wander out of the rear gate and along paths through orchards and fields. Maidstone is on your doorstep and Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells can all be reached so easily. There is a railway station on the Medway Valley Line and a well respected primary school in the village. Wateringbury falls within the catchment areas of a number of sought after primary, secondary and grammar schools. Schooling was a huge priority for the owners and drew them here.
There's so much more to tell but, come and visit Gransden and let it speak to you for itself.Get in touch if you like this property.